Vicksburg, Miss – The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Grenada Lake Association and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will host the 21st Annual Thunder on Water Safe Boating Festival at Grenada Lake. The festival will be held 12–16 June 2013.
The annual festival is also hosted by numerous local, county and state agencies, private companies and individual volunteers. Last year's activities attracted more than 110,000 visitors.
Attractions at the event will include arts and crafts, youth fishing rodeo, fireworks, carnival, 5K run/walk, fishing tournaments, car and motorcycle show, tractor pull, band and music concerts, and water safety demonstrations.
The primary mission of Vicksburg District’s four Mississippi lakes, backwater levees and structures is flood damage risk reduction. Grenada Lake is located in the gently rolling hills of pine and hardwood forests just before the low lands of the Mississippi Delta begin. The lake is considered by many to be an inland paradise and encompasses approximately 90,427 acres. It has something for every outdoor enthusiast to include hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, skiing, bird watching, camping, picnicking, golfing and swimming.
For more information visit http://www.thunderonwater.net/ or contact Wanda Roche’ 662.448.0985 with the Grenada Lake Association. The Grenada Lake Field Office phone is 662.226.5911.
Release no. 13-061